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Parsons Corporation Principal Project Manager - Transportation Infrastructure in Sandy, Utah

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Principal Project Manager - Transportation Infrastructure - Salt Lake City , Utah


Our Parsons Salt Lake City office in South Jordan is now hiring for a highly experienced Principal Project Manager to provide direction and management for multiple phase large and mid-scale various road and highway and interstate projects and programs in the state of Utah and the general region to assure on-schedule completion within or below budget and in accordance with contractual obligations. Prior experience must include significant project/project management assignments. This role is focused in project management of multiple road & highway and possibly rail & transit projects in Utah, and the surrounding region.


  • Acts as the Company representative with the client and selected subcontractors during the project/program execution. Negotiates changes to the scope of work with the client and key subcontractors. Collaborates with business development to market and secure additional work with client(s). Responsible for following up on instructions and commitments associated with the project. Participates in negotiations with regulatory agencies and in public meetings in support of clients.

  • Oversees establishment of Project Execution Plan, Health and Safety Plan, Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan, and other documents as required.

  • Establishes the project/program requirements for all areas of the project, and monitors the draft and final deliverables for adherence to these criteria.

  • Plans, directs, supervises, and controls the execution of all business, technical, fiscal, and administrative functions of the assigned project. Assigns responsibility for executing project plans to key subordinates after careful assessment of how to utilize their qualifications and strengths. Provides input to performance reviews and development plans for subordinates.

  • Mobilizes company resources, through liaison with support departments, other offices, or subsidiaries, to create project teams capable of completing effective, quality work. Discusses the qualifications required of the key project positions in specific detail with regional and office managers. Collaborates with the office facilities staff to address project space requirements.

  • Works with other managers, project engineers, and discipline leads to develop budgets, schedules, and plans for the various elements of a project. Ensures that the project meets or exceeds goals established in these plans.

  • Works with the key project individual to devise and execute actions plans to rectify potential cost overruns or delays, or to accommodate significant changes to the scope of work. Advises the client and company management of any such changes. The Project/Program Manager is specifically responsible for maintaining current and timely change orders.

  • Promotes technical and commercial excellence on the project through application of Quality Assurance processes. Monitors and reports to management on the progress of all project activity within the program, including significant milestones, and any conditions, which would affect project cost or schedule. Establishes weekly meeting to review project status and formulate action items.


  • The candidate must have a 4-year degree in Civil Engineering ( or a related field) ,and at least 20 years or more of related work experience with road & highway , and/or rail & transit transportation projects are a plus . The ideal candidate should have a broad general technical and business background, as well as previous project management experience on large-scale transportation projects. Professional registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) is required, and highly preferred in the state of Utah, or surrounding state region.

  • Skills/ Competencies:

  • Candidates must be willing to meet Parsons' project management certification requirements, have proven ability to perform in a management capacity, excellent written and oral communications skills, and have a thorough knowledge of industry practices and regulations. Extensive experience working with UTAH DOT projects is highly preferred . Technical proficiency in the preparation of Plans, Specifications & Estimate (PS&E) is desirable Experience in management, design and support during construction of design-build projects is desired as well.

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.